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federal communications commission (USA) (FCC)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent telecommunications agency of the U.S. government that reports directly to Congress. It was established in 1934 and has the task of developing guidelines for radio, television, satellite and cable communications and to intervene in a regulatory capacity.

In addition, the FCC allocates frequencies and bandwidths for radio and television broadcasting, as well as for wide- area and short-range communications.

The Commission is headed by a Chief Executive Officer, who assigns duties to Managing Directors in the various bureaus. The offices have their own areas of responsibility. For example, there is the Media Office and the Office for Wireless Telecommunications, the Office for International Tasks and for Legal Affairs, etc.

Englisch: federal communications commission (USA) - FCC
Updated at: 30.12.2016
#Words: 116
Links: task, television (TV), satellite, cable, capacity (C)
Translations: DE

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